The letter of intent for participating in KYVL for this fiscal year is due today, 29 October. We have been emailing about the new funding model for several weeks and the process is coming to a close. If you have not received an email from us about the new funding model and the fee change for your library, please get in touch so we can resend it immediately. If you cannot meet the deadline, please let us know – we will be happy to work with you.
For the first time, public school districts are asked to cover their own participation fee. Any questions about this, the history or funding formula, and the estimated assessed fee, email us.
You must be a KYVL member to participate in the ground courier service for inter-library loan and delivery of course materials. For the public libraries, community & technical colleges, and public universities, KYVL provides this service to your library at no cost. If your library is not a Kentucky Virtual Library member, courier service cannot be purchased. Without a signed letter of intent for your library, your courier service will be discontinued at the end of December. Your library may not be a lender but consider the mailing costs of returning the items borrowed for your patrons. Also consider you may have to pay to have items shipped from the lending library.
You must be a KYVL member to access the KYVL research databases. For these subscriptions, state agencies subsidize your access with over $1 million in contributions. Participating libraries also receive discounts on other products from the KYVL vendors on master agreement such as EBSCO, Proquest, etc. because of the contracts or because of our purchase of basic resources. Participation in KYVL provides you a core collection of resources at a very low cost compared to the vendor retail costs. KYVL resources are licensed for KYVL members only. Without the signed letter of intent, in mid-November we will begin the process of suspending logins and finally blocking IPs of non-members by 17 December.
Information on the process, including the presentations from last week, can be found on the KYVL Advocacy page. http://www.kyvl.org/advocate.shtm
About the funding model – http://www.kyvl.org/docs/FundingPPT.pdf
Who is participating? Check the Advocacy page – we are tracking who has returned their district or library’s letter of intent.
More detail on the history and formula for the model has been provided to the school district leadership and directors or deans at member libraries in previous communications. If you have any questions, please contact us. Again, if you need your letter sent to you or your director or dean again, contact us.
We appreciate your continued support. Thanks to all who have already sent in your Letters of Intent!